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Help! Anyone know the frame geometry on Raleigh R700s?(7 posts)

Help! Anyone know the frame geometry on Raleigh R700s?Nigey
Oct 28, 2002 7:17 AM
I'm trying to find out frame geometry for the Raleigh 2002 R700 -not sure if I need a 53 or a 56 cm (measured C-T).....

Can anyone give me a link (I've tried the Raleigh website to no avail) or info on the top tube lengths and standover heights?

Thanks
I have a 53cm frame, no time here at lunch, but will..IAmtnbikr
Oct 28, 2002 10:04 AM
measure it tonight and post info for you.
I have a 53cm frame, no time here at lunch, but will..Nigey
Oct 28, 2002 12:55 PM
thanks so much -I have had a problem trying to get hold of this info.
some measurements just taken...IAmtnbikr
Oct 28, 2002 4:33 PM
standover is 77.5
top tube is 54 c to c
seat tube is 53 center of bb to top of top tube
seat tube is 54.5 center of bb to top of seat tube
chainstays are 41
hope these help!
I am 5' 8" with a 30" inseam bare footed
some measurements just taken...Nigey
Oct 29, 2002 6:28 AM
Excellent! Thanks so much. I think I'm definitely a size 53 cm -I measured my inseam to be 31 1/4 in and I'm 5 feet 7 inches. The next size up would be too big for me.

Thanks once again for your time with this.
keep in mindJohnG
Oct 29, 2002 8:21 AM
You have very long legs and a short torso............ the R700 has a longish 'effective' tt (due to steep ST angle) which means you'll have to use a very short stem. Short stem ----> quick/twitchy handling.

IMHO, you should look for a bike with a shorter effective TT length.

good luck
JohnG
keep in mindNigey
Oct 29, 2002 9:17 AM
Good points -thanks for the advice..... I'll keep that in mind.